If you’re following the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Bracelet Series, you may have seen some of poker’s most remarkable victories unfold at the festival as players fulfil their ultimate dream of winning the game’s most-coveted prize.
Top pro and World Poker Tour champion Pat Lyons captured his first ever WSOP bracelet, Daniel Dvoress finally left the “best players without a bracelet club”, Ryan Depaulo registered a massive victory inside of a parked car, while Alek Stasiak became the first double-bracelet winner of the mega series.
Now, let’s add another exciting story of victory to the list. We look at three poker coaches who have had a great run during the U.S. leg of the festival. All three coaches are currently serving as Lead Instructors for LearnWPT, a membership-based online training site. We’re talking about Tony Dunst, Nick Binger, and Andrew Lichtenberger.
Tony Dunst Books Second Bracelet Win
On August 3, Dunst was among nine winners to be awarded with the prestigious WSOP gold bracelet during a virtual ceremony at the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Vegas. It’s the second gold bracelet of his career, having won his first one in 2016.
Dunst, who has been covering top-notch poker action from all over the globe as WPT commentator, made the most out of his temporary disconnection from the broadcast booth by taking a shot at the Online Bracelet Series. He triumphed in Event #21: $777 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed on July 21 on WSOP.com, taking home $168,342.09 as top prize.
That wasn’t his first deep run at the online festival though, as he also booked a third-place finish in the first event of the series, collecting $57,881 in winnings.
Second Bracelet for Nick Binger
Fellow LearnWPT instructor Binger also made a mark of his own at the festival, after taking down Event $24: $400 buy-in NLH 8-Handed on July 25. The American poker pro, who has more than $2 million in total live earnings, bested a massive field of 2,408 entries to walk away with $133,412.83 in first-place prize, alongside his second WSOP gold bracelet, ending a nine-year bracelet drought.
Binger currently supervises the overall running of the LearnWPT curriculum, being the President and Lead Instructor of the online training site. Over the past few years, he has devoted much of his time into helping poker students reach their utmost potential by explaining complicated poker subjects the simplest way possible. He won his first bracelet in 2011 and has since scored numerous deep runs at the traditional live festival.
Andrew Lichtenberger Finishes Third in Main Event
Another LearnWPT instructor got “lucky” during the first part of the WSOP Online Bracelet Series on WSOP.com. Lichtenberger, who goes by his nickname “LuckyChewy”, showcased his excellent skills at the virtual tables, and finished third in the $1,000 buy-in Main Event for $140,167.
That’s an impressive score for the ultimate grinder who’s being looked up to in the poker community for his exemplary hand analysis skills which eventually landed him a spot in the LearnWPT’s instructors’ team.
While a bracelet has remained elusive for LuckyChewy so far this year, he already has one bracelet in his outstanding resume. He won it in Event #52 during the 2016 WSOP. During the same year, he almost captured his second bracelet after finishing as runner-up in the $50K High Roller event for $917,932.
Dunst, Binger, and Lichtenberger have been teaching students how to find success in their chosen career via interactive online classes. They also conduct live workshops where students are allowed to play real-money games followed by in-depth analysis of their performance after the tournaments.
The platform has several strategy episodes and tutorials all aimed at helping you improve your skills and become a better player. It is made up of a community expert teachers, pros and students that motivate each other and have a shared passion and goal. For details on how to become a member, check out Learnwpt.com.